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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Participants in Minnesota’s firearm deer season will be greeted with new penalties for baiting violations when they go afield Nov. 3. “It seems that every year our officers are spending more and more time responding to complaints about baiting or discovering ...Read More
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Courtesy of the Minnesota DNR   Anyone enjoying the outdoors should know the basic rules of wilderness survival, said Capt. Mike Hammer, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Enforcement Education Program coordinator. Panic is the biggest enemy if someone gets lost in the woods. Hammer said the...Read More
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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge held its first special white-tailed deer hunt for persons with disabilities, Oct. 10 – 11, with 14 hunters participating. Eleven of the hunters had a chance to harvest a deer, but didn’t connect. Seven hunters did harvest a deer, a first for two of them...Read More
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Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge will hold its first white-tailed deer hunt for persons with disabilities, Oct. 10 – 11. Refuge staff has been working primarily with Midwest Outdoors Unlimited, a nonprofit group that aids in providing outdoor recreational opportunities for the physically...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Starting this year, Minnesota turkey hunters may purchase a license over-the-counter to hunt the fall season wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. No lottery application will be...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Nothing can ruin a hunt faster than an accident. Drowning, hypothermia, getting lost, falls from tree stands or just spraining an ankle are among the perils awaiting hunters ill prepared for a trip afield. Because hunting involves firearms, kniv...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Organizations interested in applying for a grant to help fund projects that restore, enhance or protect Minnesota’s prairies, forests and wetlands have until Wednesday, Sept. 26 to do so. The 2013 Conservation Partners Legacy Grant program off...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Minnesota’s hunters, wildlife enthusiasts and wildlife populations will benefit from the recent addition of 5,778 acres to the state’s wildlife management area (WMA) system, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). M...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   According to a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife research biologist, pheasants follow a schedule as routine as the daily commute to and from work. Understanding the pheasant’s daily movements can increase the odds of flushing a ro...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has hired an attorney and real estate expert to fill a new job overseeing school trust lands. Aaron Vande Linde was hired recently as the DNR’s School Trust Land administrator. He will provid...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has completed the 2011 Small Game Hunter Survey, with results now available on its Web site. The DNR annually surveys small game license buyers to estimate both hunter numbers and harvest trend...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   The Walk-In Access (WIA) program is relatively new to Minnesota and aims to provide hunting opportunities on private lands that are already enrolled in a conservation program, or contain high quality wildlife cover. Landowners voluntarily enroll...Read More
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Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources   Minnesota’s conservation officers want hunters to have a safe and enjoyable hunt. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Enforcement offers the following tips so that time afield is the best it can be. To avoid common hunting violations and pro...Read More
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